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Data Governance Council

The Data Governance Council (DGC) is a University-wide group focused on data functions and experiences at Rochester. Their work spans all the topical domains, cross-domain functions, and schools to cover a wide swath of data issues.

The DGC is an integral part of the Data Governance Framework* for the University. Explore the DGC charter* to learn more about the function and mission of the Data Governance Council.

On this page, you’ll find a list of members, historical and upcoming meeting materials, and more.

*Net-ID required


Our members

The Data Governance Council has members and advisors representing all areas of the University. See a full list of members below.

Data domain representatives

Data Domain Data Trustee Council Representative Title
Alumni & Advancement Loomis, Eric Associate VP, Administrative Services
Facilities & Space Services Beaumont, Patricia Interim Sr Assoc VP Univ Facilities & Svcs
Faculty Saab, Joan; Alternate: Maggie Graham Susan B Anthony Prof & Vice Provost Acad Affairs
Finance Nguyen, Katherine Director of Financial Systems
Human Resources Gallucci, Kathy VP- HR URMC, Exec Dir, HR Univ of Roch
Master & Reference TBD Associate Vice Provost & Chief Data Officer
Research Administration Liders, Gunta J. Assoc VP for Research & Proj Admin
Research Products & Outputs Dwarkadas, Sandhya Faculty
Research Products & Outputs Zand, Martin Faculty
Student Sturgis, Tina University Registrar

Functional domain representatives

Functional Domain Functional Advisor Council Representative Title
Analytics Salisbury, Michael Assistant Director, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
Audit Chris Butler Chief Audit Executive
Communications Piper, Brian Dir. of Content Strategy & Assessment
Diversity Adrienne Morgan Interim vice president for equity and inclusion and the Richard Feldman Chief Diversity Officer
External Relations Reynolds-Clark, Cherith Exec Dir for External Rel & Economic Dev
Global Engagement Gatewood, Jane; Alternate: Ruth Levenkron Vice Provost Global Engagement
Information Security Schrack, Robert Res & Edu Info Security Officer
Institutional Research & Academic Assessment Podvin, John Sr Univ Dir for Inst Research/Assoc Vice Provost
Legal Doyle, Joe Senior Counsel
Library & Collections TBD; Alternate: Sarah Pugachev Vice Provost & Dean-University Libraries
Technology Myers, Julie VP Info Technology & Chief Information Officer
Technology Forrester, James Chief Technology Officer

School liaison representatives

School School Liaison Representative Title
Arts & Sciences Foster, Jessica Deputy to Dean of Faculty & Chief of Staff
Eastman Music School Hain, John Assoc Dean Academic Affairs & Dir of Assessment
Eastman Institute for Oral Health Reif, Ed Chief Financial Officer
Hajim School of Engineering Interim: Podvin, John Sr Univ Dir for Inst Research/Assoc Vice Provost
School of Medicine & Dentistry Lyness, Jeffrey Faculty
School of Medicine & Dentistry Libby, Richard Faculty
School of Nursing Xue, Ying Faculty
Simon Business School Clary, Steven Dir Info Technology
Warner School of Education Brian Brent Sr Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Meeting materials

The DGC meets every other month, and meetings are open to all University staff. If you are interested in attending a meeting, or have trouble accessing any meeting materials, contact

2022 meeting schedule

The meeting schedule for 2022 is on pause. Upcoming dates will be shared once available. If you’d like to request to attend a future meeting, please email

Our framework and charter

The Data Governance Council’s work stems from two key foundational documents:

  1. Data Governance Framework for the University
  2. Data Governance Council Charter

We encourage you to explore both of these documents to get a better understanding of our mission, vision, and goals. A Net-ID is required to access these documents. If you have questions, or have issues accessing these files, please email

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